The Resource Acheson : the Secretary of State who created the American world, James Chace

Acheson : the Secretary of State who created the American world, James Chace

Label
Acheson : the Secretary of State who created the American world
Title
Acheson
Title remainder
the Secretary of State who created the American world
Statement of responsibility
James Chace
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Acheson is the first complete biography of the most important and controversial secretary of state of the twentieth century. More than any other of the renowned 'Wise Men' who together proposed our vision of the world in the aftermath of World War II, Dean Acheson was the quintessential man of action. Drawing on Acheson family diaries and letters as well as recent revelations from Russian and Chinese archives, historian James Chace traces Acheson's remarkable life, from his days as a schoolboy at Groton and his carefree life at Yale to his work for President Franklin Roosevelt on international financial policy and his unique partnership with President Truman ... Chace corrects many misconceptions about Acheson's role in the Cold War. Acheson was not one of the original Cold Warriors. In 1945, willing to acknowledge Soviet concerns about its security, Acheson worked closely with Secretary of War Henry Stimson on a plan to share America's scientific information about atomic energy with Moscow in order to avert an arms race. It was only when Moscow made threatening demands on Turkey for bases in the Dardanelles that Acheson hardened his views toward the Soviet Union ... Later, Acheson encouraged President Kennedy to stand firm against the Soviets in the Berlin Wall and Cuban missile crises. He headed a group of elder statesmen who advised President Johnson on the Vietnam War. When Acheson turned against the war, Johnson realized that domestic support for his policy had crumbled."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chace, James
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E748.A15
LC item number
C43 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Acheson, Dean
  • Acheson, Dean
  • Acheson, Dean
  • United States
  • United States
  • Statesmen
  • Cabinet officers
  • Buitenlandse politiek
  • Biographie
  • Cabinet officers
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Statesmen
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Acheson : the Secretary of State who created the American world, James Chace
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 489-494) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : The custom of the country -- A boy's life. Et in arcadia ego ; A world apart ; The most dashing of Yale men ; "This wonderful mechanism, the brain" -- The imperatives of action. The heroes ; "The regular connection of ideas" ; "A low life but a merry one" ; "Forces stronger than reason" ; Most unsordid acts ; The new economic world order ; "The good life is very hard" -- From alliance to Cold War. "An armament race of a rather desperate nature" ; No grand strategy ; "A graceful way out" ; Risking war ; "Clearer than truth" ; Reveille in Mississippi ; The habit-forming drug of public life -- The Secretary of State. In Marshall's chair ; Letting the dust settle ; "That moment of decision" ; The German question, the British connection, and the French solution ; Putting our hand to the plow ; Situations of strength ; "An entirely new war" ; The substitute for victory ; Entangling alliances ; Endgame ; "That candles may be brought" -- The warrior in exile. Rejoining the fray ; "A sort of ancient mariner" ; "The survival of states" ; Contending with LBJ ; Into the quagmire ; Seductions and betrayals -- Coda : "A blade of steel."
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
512 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780684808437
Lccn
98003801
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)38752901
  • (OCoLC)ocm38752901
Label
Acheson : the Secretary of State who created the American world, James Chace
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 489-494) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : The custom of the country -- A boy's life. Et in arcadia ego ; A world apart ; The most dashing of Yale men ; "This wonderful mechanism, the brain" -- The imperatives of action. The heroes ; "The regular connection of ideas" ; "A low life but a merry one" ; "Forces stronger than reason" ; Most unsordid acts ; The new economic world order ; "The good life is very hard" -- From alliance to Cold War. "An armament race of a rather desperate nature" ; No grand strategy ; "A graceful way out" ; Risking war ; "Clearer than truth" ; Reveille in Mississippi ; The habit-forming drug of public life -- The Secretary of State. In Marshall's chair ; Letting the dust settle ; "That moment of decision" ; The German question, the British connection, and the French solution ; Putting our hand to the plow ; Situations of strength ; "An entirely new war" ; The substitute for victory ; Entangling alliances ; Endgame ; "That candles may be brought" -- The warrior in exile. Rejoining the fray ; "A sort of ancient mariner" ; "The survival of states" ; Contending with LBJ ; Into the quagmire ; Seductions and betrayals -- Coda : "A blade of steel."
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
512 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780684808437
Lccn
98003801
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)38752901
  • (OCoLC)ocm38752901

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